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  • Sophomore Lexus Phillips Earns Arcus Foundation Scholarship

    Mar 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 13, 2015) -- Comparative women's studies major and sociology minor Lexus Phillips, C'2017, has been named the first Spelman College student selected to receive an Arcus Foundation scholarship. Established at Spelman College in 2014, the scholarship provides financial assistance to a student who has shown promise to become a strong leader and advocate for the LGBTQ community.

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  • Environmental Artist Tyree Guyton Explores 'The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art'

    Mar 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 13, 2015) -- Environmental artist Tyree Guyton will explore his work through a conversation, screening and performance art installation at Spelman College March 26-27, 2015. Presented by Spelman’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Arts Aku Kadogo, “Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art” examines Guyton’s renowned 30-year-old outdoor art environment, which transforms rundown areas on Detroit’s eastside into vibrant urban neighborhoods.

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  • Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz Remembers and Celebrates Nina Simone

    Mar 11, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 11, 2015) – The music and civil rights activism of legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone will be celebrated at the 5th Kenyetta: A Festival of Women in Jazz at Spelman College, March 26-28, 2015, with a series of presentations, lectures and musical performances, including a featured concert by the Geri Allen Trio with special guest artist Carmen Lundy.

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  • Spelman’s 11th Annual Leadership Conference Empowers Women to Build and Sustain Success in the Digital Era

    Mar 03, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 3, 2015) -- Spelman College will explore the theme "New School Leaders in the Digital Era" at its 11th Annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference (WOCC) May 13-14, 2015, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. During the intergenerational conference, prominent female leaders across all facets of technology and digital industries will share their experiences and knowledge of success in leadership roles.

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  • Spelman Qualifies to Compete at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Tournament

    Feb 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (February 27, 2015) -- Four Spelman College students have qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament March 21-25, 2015, in Torrance, Calif. Currently in its 26th season, HCASC is one of Honda’s largest and longest-running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. The competition showcases the academic prowess of the best and brightest students at HBCUs.

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  • Guest Lecturer Michael Stoll Examines Mass Incarceration in America

    Feb 20, 2015

    ATLANTA (Feb. 20, 2015) – Spelman College will host Michael A. Stoll, Ph.D, co-author of "Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?," for a discussion about the proliferation of mass incarceration in the United States, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Ida B. Wells Distinguished Lecture and Performance Series Explores 'The Sexual Economy of Slavery'

    Feb 19, 2015

    ATLANTA (Feb. 19, 2015) -- Spelman College will explore “The Sexual Economy of Slavery,” as part of “Stop Telling Stories: A Year of Speaking,” the theme for the 2014-2015 Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture and Performance Series, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24. This event features T. Lang, assistant professor of dance and director of Spelman Dance Theater, and Adrienne Davis, the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and vice provost at Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Spelman College Hosts ‘When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American Culture’

    Feb 17, 2015

    ATLANTA (Feb. 17, 2015) -- Exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American Culture," at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. The program, sponsored by the Spelman College Department of English, is free and open to the public.

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  • Spelman College Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish New Curatorial Studies Program

    Feb 09, 2015

    ATLANTA (Feb. 9, 2015) -- Spelman College has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to pilot a Curatorial Studies Program. The Program is a two-year collaboration between Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Department of Art and Art History. The initiative has a two-fold mission: to prepare the next generation of students of African descent for curatorial professions; and serve as a pipeline to diversify the field.

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  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents New Exhibition 'Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming'

    Feb 06, 2015

    ATLANTA (Feb. 6, 2015) – In 2013, New York Times art critic Holland Cotter described Maren Hassinger as “another artist awaiting serious study.” The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art agrees and will present "Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming," from Feb. 12 to May 16, 2015. Throughout her career, Hassinger has explored nature’s integral, yet fragile relationship with a global population. These topics and more will be presented in this original exhibition.

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